When it comes to astounding CGI and emotive storytelling, Pixar is King.
Which explains why the director of Tron Legacy has recruited some of the company's head honchos to give feedback on the initial first cut of the sci-fi sequel.
Director Joseph Kosinski has been tasked with bringing the special effects-heavy sequel of one of the biggest cult movies to the big screen, and as the release date nears it's unsurprising he's turned to his peers for feedback.
Kosinski recently told Empire Magazine that he showed an early cut of the film to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button director David Fincher for some constructive criticism.
And now Entertainment Weekly are reporting that Kosinski joined Tron Legacy producer Sean Bailey on a trip to Pixar's headquarters to show John Lasster, Ed Catmull, Brad Bird and Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Arndt the near-finished product.
The Tron Legacy team have worked in some time for reshoots in the wake of the advice, although Bailey was keen to stress this is still very much Kosinski's baby.
“Tron is very much Joe Kosinski’s vision, a vision which is thrilling to me and I hope is thrilling to the fans,” Bailey said.
“What I give Joe and the filmmaking team immense credit for, is this was all born out of how do we give the fans the best movie we can. We were very fortunate that Pixar wanted to play a part in it.”
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